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Government, Public Sector Governance, Political Information, News, Articles, Research – Accountability Central
In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust. Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions.
News & Updates
WASHINGTON — The antitrust trial over AT&T’s proposed merger with Time Warner started on Monday, a case that has huge ramifications for the future of Hollywood and other massive media mergers in an age of consumer disruption.
Source: CNN Money
The Federal Reserve is all but certain to lift interest rates when Jerome Powell leads his first meeting as chairman later this week.
Negotiators from the U.K. and the EU says they have reached a provisional agreement on how Britain will withdraw from the EU.
Research & Insights
Conflict and civilisational threats likely unless action is taken to reduce the stress on rivers, lakes, aquifers, wetlands and reservoirs
A new poll has called into question the SPD's ability to govern alongside Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives. Nevertheless, SPD voters see a grand coalition deal as the best way forward for their party.
February 2, 2018 Oklahoma Quakes Tied to How Deep Wastewater Is InjectedSource: US News
WASHINGTON — A new study finds that a major trigger of man-made earthquakes rattling Oklahoma is how deep — not just how much — fracking wastewater is injected into the ground.
Commentary & Opinion
February 27, 2018 America’s moral obligation to the environmentSource: The Hill
President Barack Obama revealed the Clean Power Plan to the world in 2015. Obama referred to the proposal as “a moral obligation” and rightfully labeled it "the single most important step that America has ever made in the fight...
February 20, 2018 Enjoy Your Bonus—I GuessSource: Larry Checco, featured commentator
If you’re lucky enough to have received them, that three percent raise and $1,000 bonus your company just laid on you, well….…Don’t go spending it foolishly or in one place!
February 9, 2018 Stocks Plunge as Market Enters ‘Correction’ TerritorySource: NY Times
After watching stocks march higher for nearly nine years, investors are suddenly confronting a new reality: The long, smooth ride is over. And it doesn’t feel good.
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